Education, food outlets rule Jakarta malls as department stores give way

first_imgGandaria City is an upscale mall in South Jakarta. ( halim)Dewi Aristyowati, a 51-year-old mother of three, epitomizes the new consumer trend. Her youngest son Fandi takes lessons at Wall Street English in Gandaria City mall and at music education center Yamaha Music School in Pondok Indah Mall, both in South Jakarta.“We chose the places because they’re close to our house,” she said. “Our family would meet him after music practice on weekends, have dinner, go shopping and go home.”Since his second year at junior high school, Fandi liked to hang out at the mall with his friends after class, said Dewi. Fandi even tried to synchronize his schedule with his friends, so they could watch a movie together or share a meal, she added.Fandi, now in his second year of high school, still attends both English and music lessons.Ivy of Pakuwon Jati said doing more than just shopping had become increasingly common at malls in the last five to 10 years, especially in big cities like Jakarta and Bandung.“Going to the mall has become a lifestyle, and people seek experiences now,” she said, adding that the trend would continue, especially for locals and domestic tourists, while it was usually foreigners who came to shopping malls to actually do shopping.Read also: 115 million Indonesians not yet economically secure: World BankOne reason behind such behavior, Taylor of JLL said, was the growing urban middle class.“But consumer habits are also a factor,” he said. “Now people are more likely to spend their money on experiences rather than tangible goods.”A 2018 Euromonitor International survey found that Indonesians’ spending habits were shifting from the purchase of products to services, which entailed experiences like traveling and dining.The research company noted that two categories – consumer food services and travel – had seen great growth over the last five years, compared to other categories, such as clothing and household goods.Euromonitor also found three megatrends that would shape Indonesian consumer behavior in the future, one of which is the emphasis on experience.JLL’s Jakarta Property Market Update for the fourth quarter of last year also found that new malls expected to be completed in 2020 and 2021 would add around 210,000 square meters to retail space supply this year.Last year, the shopping malls occupancy rate for Jakarta was about 90 percent. It is expected to drop to a still healthy 85 percent this year because of the new supply.Topics : Education institutions, food and beverage outlets and fast fashion retailers are gradually replacing department stores at Jakarta shopping malls as the emerging middle class increasingly looks for experience rather than tangible goods, a recent report suggests.Property consultancy Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) Indonesia’s Jakarta Property Market Update 4Q19 issued in January showed that department stores, which were traditionally anchor tenants to attract cross-section visitors, are now being replaced by so-called “mini anchors”.JLL research and digital markets head James Taylor said education institutions, specifically English schools, were one type of tenant that had taken up mall space—sometimes in locations where department stores have closed.“Other tenant types that have taken this kind of space are food and beverage outlets, entertainment facilities like cinemas, fast fashion stores and gyms,” he told The Jakarta Post in an email.English education institutions, such as Wall Street English and English First (EF), have recently been opening new branches in shopping malls. Wall Street English branches in Jakarta are found in shopping malls Kota Kasablanka, Central Park, Mal Kelapa Gading 3, Pacific Place and Gandaria City. Meanwhile, EF has branches in Pejaten Village, ITC Permata Hijau, Mal Pluit and Taman Mini Square, among others.Kota Kasablanka developer Pakuwon Jati said the learning institutions inside shopping malls were targeted more toward adults, because they offered experiences other than just education.“The education institutions also have seminars, talk shows and are a good place for networking,” Pakuwon Jati business development director Ivy Wong told the Post over the phone on Wednesday. “Malls are also [easily] accessible, and students can hang out after class.”last_img read more

Financing closer

first_imgA DM2·8bn funding package for reconstruction of German Railway’s Sachsenmagistrale main line linking Hof with Dresden and Leipzig will be agreed later this year, according to the Parliamentary Secretary to the Federal Transport Minister, Johannes Nitsch. He told Sachsen Economics Secretary Dr Wolfgang Zeller on June 9 that the funds will cover upgrading of 306route-km: the 226 km from Hof to Dresden and 80 km from Werdau to Leipzig. A symbolic sod-turning was held on December 18 last year, and completion is scheduled for 2006. As well as renewal of track, bridges and stations, level crossings will be replaced and the power supply network renewed. Over 140 signalboxes covering 270 route-km will be replaced by six electronic control centres.Some curves will be realigned, raising the minimum speed from 70to 120 km/h. In May 1999 DB will introduce 160 km/h tilting trains, cutting the Hof – Dresden journey time by 45 min to 2h 45min. Completion of the upgrading will cut this to 2h 15min, and bring the 171 km Hof – Leipzig trip down to a round 2h.last_img read more

Schools told to let students choose their gender identities and names

first_imgThe new guidelines have a focus on those areas, as well as gender inclusivity, sexuality guidance for Māori, Pasifika and disabled students and guidance on how to make schools inclusive. “Because we’re not having these conversations with you, well many of you, are getting your information from what is not a realistic portrayal of a healthy relationship,” Associate Education Minister Tracey Martin told Onslow College students at the announcement of the new guidelines today in Wellington. NZ Herald 8 September 2020Family First Comment: Another example of NZ First failing to be the block in Parliament to radical agendas and indoctrination….“The issue of teaching children about choosing their gender identity has been controversial. A Family First poll last year found that 54% of New Zealanders did not believe that children should be taught that their gender can be changed through surgery and hormone treatment (only 35% said yes).”Schools have been told to let students choose their own gender identities and names.New relationships and sexuality education guidelines issued by the Ministry of Education say that schools must “uphold the human rights of all people”.“All people have the same rights and freedoms, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and sex characteristics,” the guidelines say.“This means that schools need to:• “Ensure inclusive environments for all young people.• “Allow their ākonga [students] freedom of expression in relation to their gender identities and sexual orientation, including the right to determine their own identity and name.• “Include content on the diversity of sex characteristics, sexuality, and gender identities in their curriculum programmes.”The new guidelines have been welcomed by Family Planning chief executive Jackie Edmonds as the first “meaningful change” since guidelines were first developed in 2002.“It’s close to 20 years since we first developed guidelines and we’ve had no meaningful change since then,” she said.“The Education Review Office and others working in this field know that implementation is patchy and not all young people are receiving the holistic relationship and sexuality education they deserve and as the ministry has prescribed.”The new version puts more emphasis on relationships, adopting the broader title of “relationships and sexuality education” to replace the term “sexuality education” used up to and including the last revision in 2015.But the issue of teaching children about choosing their gender identity has been controversial. A Family First poll last year found that 54 per cent of New Zealanders did not believe that children should be taught that their gender can be changed through surgery and hormone treatment.The new guidelines include separate documents for primary schools (Years 1 to 8) and secondary schools (Years 9 to 13).Associate Education Minister Tracey Martin said the guideline “responds to feedback from the Korero Mātauranga [Education Conversation] calling on schools to take more action against bullying, violence and child abuse, for schools to be more inclusive, and for schools to help students recognise the importance of diversity and respect in relationships”.READ MORE:, gender inclusivity and porn to be included in revised sex education guidelines in NZTVNZ One News 8 September 2020Five years after the last revision, the Education Ministry has released new relationship and sexuality guidelines for primary and high school students.The guidelines allow schools to meet the health curriculum but with community input on what students learn being a requirement under the Education Act, there’s no guarantee all students will be taught all of the guidelines. The Education Review Office stated after a 2017 evaluation that while biology and puberty was well covered, teaching of consent, healthy relationships and the impact of social media and pornography needed be covered in more detail. The guidance includes unisex toilets, not separating class activities into groups based on “boys” and “girls” and including gender-neutral uniform options.READ MORE: read more

Serie A: ‘Sad to play’ in empty stadium, says Juventus chief

first_imgEarlier in the day, Italian sports minister Vincenzo Spadafora called for the league season to be put on hold.His statement caused chaos at the early game between SPAL and Parma, with confused players sent back to the dressing rooms from the tunnel before eventually taking to the field 75 minutes after the scheduled kick-off.Juventus’ game against Inter in Turin did go ahead, although in an empty Allianz Stadium, with the defending champions taking a one-point lead over Lazio at the top of the table“It’s all a little strange and sad to play football in these conditions, sad for the fans and the players,” Juventus director Fabio Paratici told Sky Sport Italia.“We trained in the empty stadium yesterday to get accustomed to the situation, but to be honest, I don’t think we can ever really get used to it.”Reports in Italy late Sunday suggested that the Serie A season could even be suspended on Tuesday once government officials have met with league and player representatives.“Our position is that Juventus will respect what the authorities indicate,” added Paratici.“We all understand that this is the situation and we must behave responsibly to help ensure it passes as quickly as possible.”Juve coach Maurizio Sarri told Sky Sport Italia that he “doesn’t know what is the right thing to do” when it comes to the thorny question of cancelling matches.“What have to I ask is whether it’s right to take away two hours of enjoyment from those who are stuck indoors or if there really is a serious risk for the players and staff, I just don’t know the answer to those questions,” said the 61-year-old.On the game itself, he added: “This is an important victory, but there are still 12 games to go, so it’s a long road ahead.”Antonio Conte’s third-placed Inter are now nine points adrift, but with a game in hand on Juve and Lazio.Douglas Costa went closest in a tight first half, but was denied by an excellent save from Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovic.The hosts broke the deadlock 10 minutes after the break, as Cristiano Ronaldo got to a low ball first inside the box, with it then falling kindly for Ramsey to sweep a low shot into the net from close range.It was the Wales midfielder’s fourth goal of the season after joining Juve from Arsenal last year.The 29-year-old created his side’s second goal 12 minutes later, playing a neat one-two with Paulo Dybala, who wriggled clear of two defenders and fired home.Inter substitute Christian Eriksen went close to pulling one back when he drilled a shot narrowly over the crossbar.Things went from bad to worse for the away side when Daniele Padelli, sitting on the substitutes’ bench, was shown a red card for dissent. Loading… Real Read: Juventus ready to offer Zidane £7mSpadafora quickly sounded his own support for the idea of suspending the season right away.“The FIGC (Italian Football Federation) should consider immediately STOPPING Serie A,” Spadafora wrote on Facebook.Elsewhere on the pitch, Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s fourth goal since returning to AC Milan could not prevent the seven-time European champions from slipping to a 2-1 loss at home to struggling Genoa.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Aaron Ramsey starred as Juventus beat title rivals Inter Milan 2-0 on Sunday night to reclaim top spot in Serie A in a game played behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak.Advertisementcenter_img Read Also: Victor Moses suffers injury setback, set to miss Inter’s matches– ‘FIGC should consider stopping Serie A’ –The climax of the season remains uncertain, though, after a deadly outbreak of the new coronavirus in Italy which has claimed the lives of over 350 people.Italians woke up to discover the entire Lombardy region around Milan and other parts of the north in which a quarter of all Italians live – and most big teams play – under lockdown.Italian Footballers’ Association president Damiano Tommasi tweeted that “stopping football is the most useful thing for our country right now”.“The teams to cheer are playing in our hospitals, in emergency rooms,” Tommasi wrote. Promoted ContentThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Theories About The Death Of Our UniverseThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show Youlast_img read more

P104-K ‘shabu’ seized

first_imgAn antidrug officer inspects items seized from July Fritz Diaz and Christember Cordova, who were nabbed in an entrapment operation in Bacolod City on June 27. POLICE STATION 2/BCPO Charges for violation of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 will be filed against them./PN BACOLOD City – Suspected shabu weighing about 13 grams valued at around P104,000 was seized in a buy-bust operation in Barangay 1. An undercover officer initially bought from the suspects a sachet of suspected shabu for P500 around 4:30 a.m. on June 27, the police added.center_img The suspects were detained in the custodial facility of Police Station 2. Residents Christember Cordova, 23, and July Fritz Diaz, 21, yielded the suspected illegal drugs, police said.last_img read more

Police action shooting reported in Shelby County

first_imgShelby County, In. — The Indiana State Police have been called to investigate a police action shooting by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department.The incident occurred around 2 a.m. Friday when deputies attempted to stop a vehicle driven by Jordan Smith, 26, of Indianapolis, near I-74 and Walnut Street. A pursuit ensued that ended with gunfire near Shelby County Roads 700 West and 800 North. Smith was wounded in the incident and transported to an Indianapolis hospital with non-life threatening injuries.Indiana State Police detectives are analyzing evidence from the scene and interviewing witnesses. The Shelby County Prosecutor’s Office is working state police.This is a developing story.last_img read more

Nathan Allen Tichenor

first_imgNathan Allen Tichenor, 63 of Versailles passed away March 27, 2018 at Decatur County Hospital in Greensburg. Nathan was born December 18, 1954 in Decatur County the son of Monford and Mary (Moore) Tichenor. He married Emily Leota (Spurlock) Tichenor who preceded him in death. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, and 4 wheeling.Nathan is survived by daughters Amanda (Scott) Couch and Stacey (Roy) Messer both of Greensburg and Mary Jo Tichenor of Batesville, 10 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren; 2 brothers and 1 sister. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and 2 brothers.Graveside services will be 11:30 AM Wednesday March 28, at New Craven Cemetery at Milan. Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home, Moores Hill handling arrangements. Go to to leave an online condolence message for the family.last_img read more

Holton Water Main Repair

first_imgHolton Water Corporation will be repairing a water main break for the next 3-4 hours.The areas north of Fairground, 850 W, 425 N, and Flatrock are affected.There is no boil advisory at this time.last_img

ICC World Cup ICC World Cup 2019: Australia vs Bangladesh Dream11 Prediction | Fantasy Playing XI

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: The 26th match of the ICC World Cup 2019 to feature Australia taking on Bangladesh at the Trent Bridge in Nottingham on ThursdayOn one hand, defending champions Australia has managed to win four out of five games and is at number two at the points table. They only lost to two-times world champs India.On the other hand, Bangladesh has won just two matches out of four matches played and one matches got washed out against Sri Lanka.It will be interesting to see if Bangladesh could give a tough fight to the five-times world champions Australia and clinch the match. You can match your Dream11 Fantasy Playing XI with ours.Wicket-Keepers – Alex CareyBatsmen – David Warner (C), Aaron Finch, Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Steve SmithAll-Rounders – Shakib Al Hasan (VC)Bowlers – Pat Cummins, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jason Behrendorff, Mohammad Saifuddin last_img read more

MLAX : ARMORED: SU allows fewest goals in 3 years in thrashing of Scarlet Knights

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments EAST HARTFORD, Conn. — After Syracuse allowed the fewest goals in more than three years, Joel White still deflected the credit away from the typical names synonymous with the Syracuse defense.It wasn’t John Galloway or John Lade or Brian Megill who drew immediate praise from the SU senior long-stick midfielder. Rather, it was the short-stick middies.‘Our defensive middies — short sticks — are just phenomenal,’ White said. ‘The three of them we have out there, they’ve just been playing the best lacrosse. In Tim Harder, Kevin Drew and Joe Moore, they’re really bringing up our defense.’The play of those three midfielders and the tenacity of the No. 4 Orange’s ride combined to smother Rutgers (5-7, 0-3 Big East) in a 12-2 win, capping off the 2011 version of the ESPNU Warrior Classic in front of 4,748 at Rentschler Field. The two goals allowed by Syracuse (12-1, 4-0) were its fewest since a 2008 regular-season game against Binghamton, and the Orange held Rutgers scoreless for a stretch of 53:30.Rutgers head coach Jim Stagnitta said his team’s game plan going into the game was to challenge the Syracuse short sticks. It was a strategy he said worked in the Scarlet Knights’ last game, when they tallied 42 shots against Princeton.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOn Saturday, though, it garnered a mere 16.‘We weren’t trying to sit on the ball,’ Stagnitta said. ‘We wanted to be aggressive behind on the cage on the short sticks. It’s a part of the game we’ve been successful at in the last few weeks. Honestly, we weren’t aggressive — as aggressive as I would have liked us to be.’Where Rutgers lacked aggression, the SU short sticks prospered. And as the early portions of the game wore on, Stagnitta’s postgame assurance of not wanting to hold the ball became questionable.His team was called for three stall warnings in the first quarter, and the Syracuse short sticks were forced to drift farther and farther away from goal to keep hounding their men. After the third and final stall warning of the first quarter was issued with 1:54 to go, Scott Klimchak and Will Mangan played keep-away behind the goal until SU’s Moore forced a turnover and brought the ball the other way.Later, Rutgers trailed 4-1 and still showed no urgency offensively in the middle of the second quarter. This time it was Matt Klimchak and Michael Diehl taking turns making probative runs toward goal, only to retreat. Harder eventually swooped in and slashed the ball away from Klimchak to give SU possession.‘They had a great opportunity to hold the ball against us and control tempo, but our short-stick middies, Joel, they really stepped up today,’ Galloway said. ‘You don’t really see that on paper, but the way that they played was unbelievable.’White and the three short-stick middies combined to force five turnovers and scoop up 12 groundballs.When it wasn’t those four wreaking havoc on the defensive side of the field, the SU attack made life miserable for Rutgers as it tried to clear the ball from its own defensive third — in particular, SU attack JoJo Marasco.With less than one minute remaining in the first half, Rutgers defender Jacob Fradkin attempted to clear the ball with a long lob pass from behind his goal up the left sideline. But as Marasco retreated, he reached up over his head with his stick in his right hand and snared the clear attempt.He whirled around instantly and found Collin Donahue alone out in front of the goal for an easy catch and shoot. That put the Orange up 6-1 at halftime.Earlier in the game, fellow attack Tom Palasek shoved Rutgers’ Ben Schwing out of bounds as he attempted to cross midfield to give SU the ball.‘I thought we rode extremely well,’ SU head coach John Desko said. ‘I think our riding helped our cause. I think we got a couple goals off our ride, and anytime the other team is holding the ball — like they were trying to against us — it’s great to ride them and get a possession back, let alone scoring against it.’Though Stagnitta wasn’t pleased with the way his team executed offensively, he couldn’t help but give credit to the way the Orange played defensively. After all, the 24 Scarlet Knights turnovers couldn’t be attributed solely to poor offense.The full-field defensive effort proved insurmountable.‘I certainly thought Syracuse’s defensemen were tough and played well all over the field,’ Stagnitta said. ‘The more unforced errors we had, the harder we pressed. And the harder it got.’mjcohe02@syr.educenter_img Published on April 22, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Michael: | @Michael_Cohen13last_img read more